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The Truth Is Out There 

Jack attends the funeral of ex-cop Derek Brooker who went to his grave trying to prove that journalist Peter Edelmann was killed by the American Air Force to stop him exposing an alleged ... See full summary »


Julian Simpson


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Episode complete credited cast:
Alun Armstrong ... Brian Lane
James Bolam ... Jack Halford
Amanda Redman ... Det.Supt.Sandra Pullman
Dennis Waterman ... Gerry Standing
Glynis Barber ... Cheryl Brooker
Raquel Cassidy ... Susannah Morton
Mark Williams ... David Beaumont
Mark Rice-Oxley ... Terry Thaxted
Michael Landes ... Leonard Kuziak
Michael Brandon ... Col. Charles Norton
Alexandra Boyd ... Melissa


Jack attends the funeral of ex-cop Derek Brooker who went to his grave trying to prove that journalist Peter Edelmann was killed by the American Air Force to stop him exposing an alleged U.F.O. crash, and persuades Sandra to re-open the case. The former Air Base Colonel denies that Peter was ever there, claiming he committed suicide, but local ufologists say that they were present with him and a code, encrypted in a lottery ticket, unlocks his findings. It was a plane crash, the corpses all suspected terrorists illegally abducted by the American government. However the ufologists and another eye-witness, an ex-airman whose café has been set alight by persons unknown, are too frightened to testify and the case remains officially unsolved. Written by don @ minifie-1

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23 July 2009 (UK) See more »

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Glynis Barber (Cheryl Brooker) and Michael Brandon (Colonel Charles Norton) are married in real life. See more »


[first lines]
Det Supt Sandra Pullman: I'm sorry, Jack, this case is neither unsolved nor open. Peter Edelmann committed suicide.
Jack Halford: Derek always thought there was more to it than that.
Det Supt Sandra Pullman: Yes, a lot more according to his files and none of it remotely plausible.
Jack Halford: Look, I'd be the first to admit some of Derek's theories were a bit...
Det Supt Sandra Pullman: I know he was a friend, Jack.
Jack Halford: This is not about friendship, Sandra; it's about loyalty. A fellow police officer whose name's about to be dragged through the mud...
Det Supt Sandra Pullman: Jack, if we take this case on, ...
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References The X-Files (1993) See more »


It's Alright
Written by Mike Moran
Sung by Dennis Waterman
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An episode out of character with the series
14 August 2012 | by LCShackleySee all my reviews

I was not surprised to see that the writer and director of this episode had also been involved in the series MI-5. It's full of the same kind of anti-American paranoia that is typical of the other series. Tiresome, worn-out plot elements include sinister American military men, CIA cover-ups, and Guantanamo Bay. This is a much heavier episode than usual, and is very much out of character with the rest of the series. I hope this is only an aberration, and not a sign of things to come.

It also has one of the worst endings of any episode in the series. We are left believing that the CIA has managed to put a stop to the investigation and has bribed or threatened anyone who could assist the UCOS team. It's just another symptom of the anti-American sentiment that is so rampant at the BBC.

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